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[ree-yoo-nahyt] /ˌri yuˈnaɪt/
verb (used with object), verb (used without object), reunited, reuniting.
to unite again, as after separation.
Origin of reunite
1585-95; < Medieval Latin reūnīt(us) (past participle of reūnīre), equivalent to Latin re- re- + ūnītus joined together; see unite1
Related forms
reunitable, adjective
reuniter, noun Unabridged
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Examples from the web for reunite
  • reunite the consumer with what they are eating and where it comes from.
  • Absolutely, it is time to reunite the head and the hand.
  • reunite him with his herd by using your elephant smarts to answer some wild questions.
  • Puffin couples often reunite at the same burrow site each year.
  • Hailing from different backgrounds, they reunite after a long, estranged absence from their family and alcoholic father.
  • Now she was looking for a concealed tunnel which would reunite them.
  • Many argued his arrest was necessary if the country was to reunite in peace.
  • People's determination to reunite with their families was so strong that the state relented.
  • It is our desire to reunite this unclaimed property with the rightful owner.
  • Adult cats and dogs are micro-chipped to help reunite lost pets with their owners.
British Dictionary definitions for reunite


to bring or come together again
Derived Forms
reunitable, adjective
reuniter, noun
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Word Origin and History for reunite

1590s, from adjective reunit "reunited" (mid-15c.), from Medieval Latin reunitus, past participle of reunire "unite again," from Latin re- "again" (see re-) + unire "join together" (see unite). Related: Reunited; reuniting.

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